1943 Kai - Midway Kaisen

The Arcade Video Game by Capcom Co., Ltd.

1943 Kai - Midway Kaisen screenshot

DESCRIPTION

Emulated in MAME ! Coin-Operated Arcade Video Game

1943改 ミッドウェイ海戦 © 1987 Capcom.

(1943 Kai - Midway Kaisen)

An update of 1943 with tweaked weapons, fewer levels, and a new soundtrack.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Main CPU: Zilog Z80 (@ 6 Mhz)
Sound CPU: Zilog Z80 (@ 3 Mhz)
Sound Chips: (2x) Yamaha YM2203 (@ 1.5 Mhz)

Screen Orientation: Vertical
Screen Resolution: 224x256 pixels
Refresh Rate: 60Hz.
Palette Colours: 256

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 2

TRIVIA

Even if the titlescreen says 1987, 1943 Kai was released in June 1988 in Japan.

The title of this game translates from Japanese as "1943 Modified - Midway Naval Battle".

This update of "1943 - Midway Kaisen" was only released to arcades in Japan; it was only released outside Japan to home systems (see Ports below). 1943 Kai has most of it's graphics and sounds redone compared to the original. It also has an upgraded weapon scheme. The plane you're flying is not the regular P-38 but a biplane Boeing Stearman E75 N68828.

Default High-score table ('Ranking best 5') :
1ST 200000 TAE
2ND 150000 YAM
3RD 100000 POO
4TH 70000 MR.
5TH 50000 BLB

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Daimakaimura : G.S.M. Capcom 1 - D28B-0011) on January 11, 1989.

TIPS AND TRICKS

• Choose Your Weapon : Hold these buttons at the beginning of each stage to activate the weapon...
Stage 1 for a Shot Gun, press 1P side Right and 2P side Upright.
Stage 2 for a Laser, press 1P side Upleft and 2P side Down+B.
Stage 3 for a 3-way, press 1P side A and 2P side Upleft.
Stage 4 for a 3-way, press 1P side Downleft+A and 2P side Up+A.
Stage 5 for a Shell, press 1P side Left and 2P side Downright+A.
Stage 6 for a Laser, press 1P side Downleft+B and 2P side Upleft+A.
Stage 7 for a 3-way, press 1P side Down+A+B and 2P side B.
Stage 8 for a Laser, press 1P side Downleft+B and 2P side Down+A.
Stage 9 for a Shell, press 1P side Upleft+B and 2P side Downright+A+B.
Stage 10 for a 3-way, press 1P side Up+A and 2P side Upleft.

• Hint : If you see an icon shaped like a mountain, get it - it will give you the laser! (This bonus will not appear in every game, or at any particular level).

PORTS

Consoles:


NEC PC-Engine japan (mar.22, 1991) "1943 Kai [Model NX91002]"
Sega Saturn japan (aug.27, 1998) "Capcom Generation Dai 1 Shou Gekkitsui Oh no Jidai [Model T-1232G]"
Sony PlayStation japan (aug.27, 1998) "Capcom Generation Dai 1 Shou Gekkitsui Oh No Jidai [Model SLPS-01535]"
Sony PlayStation europe (sept.3, 1999) "Capcom Generations 1 - Wings of Destiny [Capcom Generations Disc 1] [Model SLES-01881]"
Microsoft XBOX usa (sept.27, 2005) "Capcom Classics Collection"
Sony PlayStation 2 usa (sept.27, 2005) "Capcom Classics Collection [Model SLUS-21316]"
Microsoft XBOX europe (nov.18, 2005) "Capcom Classics Collection"
Sony PlayStation 2 europe (nov.18, 2005) "Capcom Classics Collection [Model SLES-53661]"
Sony PlayStation 2 japan (mar.2, 2006) "Capcom Classics Collection [Model SLPM-66317]"
Sony PlayStation 3 [PSN] japan (feb.19, 2013) "Capcom Arcade Cabinet [Model NPJB-00210]"
Microsoft XBOX 360 [XBLA] japan europe (feb.20, 2013) "Capcom Arcade Cabinet"
Sony PlayStation 3 [PSN] europe (feb.20, 2013) "Capcom Arcade Cabinet"
Microsoft XBOX 360 [XBLA] australia (feb.21, 2013) "Capcom Arcade Cabinet"
Sony PlayStation 3 [PSN] usa "Capcom Arcade Cabinet" : provided only if all five packs are bought or through the All-in-One Pack (may.21, 2013)
Microsoft XBOX 360 [XBLA] usa "Capcom Arcade Cabinet" : provided only if all five packs are bought or through the All-in-One Pack (may.22, 2013)

Handhelds:


Sony PSP japan (sept.7, 2006) "Capcom Classics Collection [Model ULJM-05104]"
Sony PSP usa (oct.24, 2006) "Capcom Classics Collection Reloaded [Model ULUS-10134]"
Sony PSP europe (nov.10, 2006) "Capcom Classics Collection Reloaded [Model ULES-00377]"
Sony PSP australia (nov.16, 2006) "Capcom Classics Collection Reloaded"

SOURCES
Game's ROM.
Game's screenshots.
See goodies section.

Page last modified on January 24, 2016